TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DRAMATIC FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY ENTERTAINMENT ~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ICHIGAYA~” Results

February 26, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DRAMATIC FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY ENTERTAINMENT ~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ICHIGAYA~”, 26/02/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic
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1. Syoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:50).
2. Nonoko defeated Maho Kurone with the Pai Fly Flow (6:11).
3. Mil Clown Vs Akane Miura ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
4. Miyu Yamashita & Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan when Tatsumi submitted Nodoka with a Figure Four Leg Lock (11:30).

Report to come soon.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~” Results

February 26, 2017

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~”, 26/02/2017
Maebashi Green Dome Sub Arena
159 Fans

1. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Oishi pinned Hirata and Shimatani with a Double Horizontal Cradle (11:00).
2. Soma Takao & Akito defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo when Takao pinned Guanchulo with the Gin And Tonic (12:12).
3. Masahiro Takanashi defeated Mad Paulie by Countout (11:07).
4. Real No Fear Vs DNA!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase when Takayama pinned Watase with the Running Knee Lift (13:21).
5. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo when Sakaguchi pinned Endo with the Right Knee Of God (12:45).
6. Maebashi Specialty! DDT Does Not Know The Gunman Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda defeated HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano when Takeshita pinned Urano with the Roll Through German Suplex (20:10).

Report to come soon.


DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~” Results

February 26, 2017

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DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field
189 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Ishii pinned MAO with a Vertical Drop Brainbuster (9:06).
2. Mad Paulie defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Paulie Buster (9:28).
3. KUDO & Tomomatsu Matsunaga defeated Toru Owashi & Daiki Shimomura when KUDO pinned Shimomura with the Diving Double Knee Drop (11:30).
4. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino defeated Makoto Oishi & X = Shiori Asahi when Dino pinned Oishi with the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver (12:22).
5. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi when Endo pinned Takanashi with the Sky Twister Press (14:19).
6. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides Three Matches!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano (2) defeated Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo (1) (22:40).
6a. HARASHIMA pinned Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick (11:31).
6b. Konosuke Takeshita pinned Akito with La España (17:03).
6c. Akito submitted Antonio Honda with the Scorpion Lock (22:40).

A 3 match challenge was set up for Smile Squash and Happy Motels in the main event. Antonio Honda started things off by telling the old tale of “Anna And The Snow Queen” because he was thinking about it over the night. But he was so tense he felt like his brain was going to blow out of his right nostril. His bad performance was fixed when Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi sang to him while he was in a Facelock. All that progress meant nothing as HARASHIMA then pinned Guanchulo with a Buzzsaw Kick to win the first fall. During the second fall Honda wandered off to the balcony and then sang “Let It Go” to distract Smile Squash. The distraction didn’t last but Takeshita was able to tie the score by pinning Akito with La España. Honda dropped the comedy for the final fall and countered Akito’s Hanamasa into a Scorpion Drop. But Akito then countered Honda’s Diving Fist Drop into an Armbar and turned it into the Scorpion Lock for the submission win. The final score was Smile Squash 2, Happy Motels 1. After the match Akito said it wasn’t a bad start for the new generation of Smile Squash. He handed the microphone over to HARASHIMA to close out the show but HARASHIMA gave it back. Since Akito won the match, HARASHIMA thinks Akito should give the speech.

Daisuke Sasaki gave Yukio Sakaguchi a warning that Tetsuya Endo will take care of him soon. Until then he should stop bringing in weak partners like Masahiro Takanashi and get someone decent to face them instead. Sakaguchi threatened to kill both Sasaki & Endo. Then said he will fill Saitama Super Arena with their blood.

Shiori Asahi was supposed to be a mystery wrestler but DDT accidentally advertised him in advance. So Makoto Oishi and Amon Tsurumi asked the fans to act surprised when Asahi appeared for their match against Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino. The match ended with Oishi & Asahi attempted to do the Cactus Flower on Dino. Takayama caught Oishi with a Brainbuster in midair and Dino grabbed Asahi for the Lip Lock. Dino then gave Oishi the Axe Guillotine Danshoku Driver to win.


DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~” Results

February 23, 2017

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DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE
450 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka defeated Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Guanchulo pinned Shimatani with the DVD (9:52).
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO defeated Yuki Ueno with the Cannonball 450 (9:52).
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Shogun Okamoto defeated Dai Suzuki with a Back Drop (4:14).
4. Stand By The Sky: Kotaro Suzuki defeated Shunma Katsumata with the Tiger Driver (14:27).
5. Running Without End: Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA defeated Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase when Sakuraba submitted Iwasaki with the Perfect Yurikamome (10:50).
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono defeated Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi when Higuchi pinned Yoshimura with the Goten (15:18).

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DDT New Attitude is now Fighting Gig DNA! The development brand for DDT took a big step towards establishing themselves as its own product. With S.P.E. Entertainment managing the events, DNA redesigned its logo and now has its own new theme song. Also some of the wrestlers came out with new gear and entrance music. The show began with all 18 wrestlers lining up while the guest ring announcer Masahiro Ehara announced the beginning of DNA’s next story.

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In the build-up to the relaunch, the least experienced wrestler on the roster was building up the most ego. Naomi Yoshimura was eager to start the main event by charging past his partner Yuji Okabayashi and towards Kazusada Higuchi to catch him off guard. The match turned around when Akebono tagged in to absorb all of the chops and Shoulder Blocks his opponents could throw at him. Yoshimura was a glory hog throughout the match and refused to tag out even though he was overwhelmed. Okabayashi angrily reminded him it was a tag match and finally got to tag in and clean house. Yoshimura tagged back in and with Okabayashi gave Akebono a Double Brainbuster. He wanted to finish off Higuchi with a Lariat but Higuchi stopped him with a Lariat of his own. Yoshimura kicked out of the Doctor Bomb but Higuchi ended up putting him away with the Goten.

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After the match Akebono thanked Higuchi and Okabayashi for the match. He then turned to Yoshimura and complimented him on a good job. Akebono said he would like to come back and then left the ring. Higuchi thanked the fans for coming to see DNA’s relaunch. He told Yoshimura to watch his attitude a little but other than that he would gladly fight him again and again. A representative from one of the show sponsors Premium Water Shop then came out. He thought it was a wonderful show so he wanted to make a donation to DNA. He announced that DNA will have a show in Korakuen Hall on 10th May! Higuchi was excited by the news until Shunma Katsumata grabbed the microphone from him. Katsumata declared that he will main event the Korakuen show, not Higuchi. Higuchi said he is on top of DNA and he won’t give up his throne to anyone. If it is a new era for DNA, he will be leading the charge.

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While Mizuki Watase and LEONA fought each other outside the ring, Kouki Iwasaki had the displeasure of being twisted apart by Kazushi Sakuraba. Watase and LEONA continued fighting after the match ended. LEONA apologised in his backstage interview and blamed it on himself feeling a bit off. Sakuraba said Iwasaki has a strong Low Kick and he’d like to wrestle him again.

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Kotaro Suzuki was full of praise for Shunma Katsumata, describing their match as a wonderful contest. Suzuki said when he was three years into his career he did not have the movement and technique that Katsumata currently has. However a key difference maker in this match was stamina. Suzuki had more of it and Katsumata can’t hit his big moves without it. Suzuki then suggested that Katsumata should team with him so he can steal all his moves… er I mean learn more by watching.

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Dai Suzuki tried to shake off his loss to Shogun Okamoto with as much dignity as he could muster. He then broke down while failing to convince the audience he is still undefeated. The show sponsor then came out accompanied by an MC named MEGA-G. They informed Suzuki he will be going through a 7 match series with every match having a 7 minute time limit. If he loses all 7 matches then he must retire! However a win and even a draw will save Suzuki’s career. His first match in this series will be against Kohei Sato on 14th March.

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MAO’s Screw Kick was the deciding factor in him beating Yuki Ueno. Afterwards Ueno said he can’t figure out where that kick came from so he couldn’t defend against it. Ueno will now focus on more training to make sure he won’t lose his next match. As for MAO, he is just going to keep doing what he is doing in DNA and see where it takes him.

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Guanchulo & Rekka claim that they too have been reborn along with DNA. Together they are calling themselves the YOUNG DONUTS! They aren’t the only wrestlers thinking up team names. Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani are thinking about calling themselves Gran Millimeter because they are small but strong like Gran Hamada.

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On the same week NASA discovered seven new planets, DNA introduced seven new trainees. Kento Namatame (生田目研人) is a 26 year old from Tokyo who has experience training with CMLL. Ryota Kimoto (木本凌太) is a 19 year old from Hokkaido and comes from Sapporo Amateur Pro Wrestling. Daisuka Kurahashi (倉橋大亮) is a 23 year old from Akita and was trained by Animal Hamaguchi. Kazuki Yoshida (吉田和樹) is a 20 year old from Niigata and has baseball experience. Mago-ichi (孫一?) is a 30 year old bodybuilder from northern China. Yuki Iino (飯野雄貴) is a 22 year old rugby player from Tokyo. Finally Kenichi Ito (伊藤健一) is a 41 year old MMA fighter from Tokyo.


On The Road To Saitama Super Arena

February 22, 2017

DNA “FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.30 ~Starting Signal Run!~”, 23/02/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. FIGHTING GIG STARTING SIGNAL Run!: Guanchulo & Rekka Vs Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Youth’s Esperanza 2017: MAO Vs Yuki Ueno
3. Dai Suzuki Which Way Is Your Tomorrow?: Dai Suzuki Vs Shogun Okamoto
4. Stand By The Sky: Shunma Katsumata Vs Kotaro Suzuki
5. Running Without End: Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase Vs Kazushi Sakuraba & LEONA
6. FIRST GIG MAIN EVENT “THE POWER”: Kazusada Higuchi & Akebono Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yuji Okabayashi

Daiki Shimomura finally got rid of the King Of Dark Title so he is now allowed to be on the DNA relaunch.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKYO BAY~”, 25/02/2017
Chiba Blue Field

1. Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. KUDO & Tomomatsu Matsunaga Vs Toru Owashi & Daiki Shimomura
3. Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
4. Inner Chamber, Outer Chamber, Big Runaway! Chiba Specialty Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi
5. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. Smile Squash Vs Happy Motel Fight Against All Sides!: HARASHIMA, Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Guanchulo

Tetsuya Endo got a win over Yukio Sakaguchi last weekend by playing possum. Now he has an angry Sakaguchi after him.

DDT “ROAD TO SUPER ARENA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONTON~”, 26/02/2017
Maebashi Green Dome Sub Arena

1. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Shunma Katsumata Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
2. Soma Takao & Akito Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Guanchulo
3. Mad Paulie Vs Masahiro Takanashi
4. Real No Fear Vs DNA!: Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
5. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. Maebashi Specialty! DDT Does Not Know The Gunman Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dino are now Real No Fear and they are building up their case to be called the No. 1 Contenders for the KO-D Tag Team Titles.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DRAMATIC FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY ENTERTAINMENT ~AT THIS TIME, EXCITEMENT IN ICHIGAYA~”, 26/02/2017
Tokyo Ichigaya Nankai Memorial Clinic

1. Syoko Nakajima Vs Azusa Takigawa
2. Nonoko Vs Maho Kurone
3. Mil Clown Vs Akane Miura
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan Vs Miyu Yamashita & Rika Tatsumi

This show is open only to members of the Dramatic Fan Club. Due to the small room all matches will be taking place on a mat instead of a ring.

BASARA “VAJRA 30 WU”, 01/03/2017
Saitama Wrestle Fighter Museum

1. Wrestling Consultation Office That Can Be A Matrix: Gouma Ryu Vs Daichi Kazato Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
2. MC.33 & Fuminori Abe Vs Yusuke Kubo & Jaki Numazawa
3. Cavalry Vs Double ★ Trans-Am: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Trans-Am ★ Shinya
4. FUMA & Hagane Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
5. Special Single Match: Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Minoru Tanaka

Turns out Minoru Tanaka’s visit to BASARA was not a one time thing.

Shinya Ishida’s wrestling gear is still missing. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi gave him a replacement costume so to return the favour he will be Trans-Am ★ Shinya from here on out.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “WANNA BE A DREAMMAKER 2017”, 04/03/2017
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Love Call Wrestling: Chikara Vs Yukihiro Abe
2. Osaka Vs Hokkaido Ganbare☆Wrestling International Match: Atsushi Maruyama Vs Sayaka Obihiro
3. G-COSMOS 2017 in Prince Special Double Bout: Shinichiro Tominaga & Yumehito Imanari Vs Takafumi Ito & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki
4. Flames, Heart, Repeatedly: Mitomi Masayuki Vs Shibata
5. Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Shin Ganbare☆Wrestling: Ken Ohka & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenso Ohka & Osamu Namiguchi

Mitomi Masayuki offered to reform Enjo-gun with Shibata but the idea wasn’t warmly received. Maybe a match between the two will rekindle their team.

DDT “DRAMATIC 2017 MARCH SPECIAL ~ROAD TO SUPER ARENA~”, 05/03/2017
Shinjuku FACE

1. Yoshihiro Takayama, Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. DAMNATION Vs FREEDOMS!: Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Jun Kasai & GENTARO
3. Shuten-dōji Vs DAMNATION!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
4. ROAD TO SSA MAIN EVENT Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda

HARASHIMA has won both scramble matches against Konosuke Takeshita so far. There’s still a few more to go until their KO-D Openweight Title match in Saitama.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AT THIS TIME, GET EXCITED IN NERIMA!”, 12/03/2017
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall

1. Defeat SIN Biishiki-gun!: Saki-nami & Martha Vs Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
2. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Yuu (c) Vs Reika Saiki

Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa are joining forces to battle SIN Biishiki-gun. Takigawa had Saki-nami pinned at the last show and Tatsumi counted it in place of the knocked out referee. It wasn’t allowed and Saki recovered to win the match for her team. Tatsumi isn’t joining Konkatsu-gun but instead helping them fight a common enemy.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2017 ~ DDT 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX OFFICE”, 20/03/2017
Saitama Super Arena

0. Iron Man Heavymetalweight & King Of Dark Titles – DDT Pro Wrestling 20th Anniversary Memorial Celebration Dramatic Rumble: Kotatsu (I/c) Vs Gota Ihashi (D/c) Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Mad Paulie Vs Guanchulo Vs Hoshitango Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Ken Ohka Vs MIKAMI Vs GENTARO Vs Tomohiko Hashimoto Vs Rion Mizuki Vs Bambi Vs Yoshihiko
0. DNA Offer Match: Rekka, Daiki Shimomura & Yuki Ueno Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani, Naomi Yoshimura & Dai Suzuki
0. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuu, Mil Clown & Itoh Maki Vs Reika Saiki, Rika Tatsumi & Azusa Takigawa
1. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2017: Saki Akai, Meiko Satomura & Syoko Nakajima Vs Aja Kong, Cherry & Miyu Yamashita
2. Kou Shibusawa 35th Anniversary “Nobunaga’s Ambition ~Our Warring States~” Sengoku Warlords Match: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sanshiro Takagi), Shingen Takeda (Keiji Muto) & Yukimura Sanada (Isami Kodaka) Vs Katsuie Shibata (Daisuke Sekimoto), Kenshin Uesugi (Jun Akiyama) & Nobunaga Oda (Kota Ibushi)
3. Special 8-Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Antonio Honda & Lady Beard Vs Jaguar Yokota, Keisuke Ishii, Masahiro Takanashi & Yuni
4. Shungo Oyama Pro Wrestling Challenge Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo Vs KUDO & Shungo Oyama
5. Shigehiro Irie Triennial Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Mike Bailey
6. “DDT Is DDT” 20 Years Entertainment Culmination! The Best In The World Bad Guy Decisive Battle: Danshoku Dino Vs Joey Ryan
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles – 3 Way Match: Kazusada Higuchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase (c) Vs Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
8. DDT Extreme Title – Sekichu Presents Hardcore Match: Jun Kasai (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
9. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
10. KO-D Openweight Title – Good Com Asset Presents: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Here it is, the final card for “JUDGEMENT 2017” barring any sudden change of plans.


BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~” Results

February 20, 2017

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BASARA “VAJRA 30 ~WINTER SUMMER BLUE~”, 20/02/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
174 Fans

1. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Shinya Ishida defeated Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi when Hiroshi pinned Kazato with the Perfect Plex (10:05).
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Hagane defeated Gouma Ryu and Atsushi Maruyama when Hagane pinned Maruyama with La Bufadora (12:54).
3. Metal Special Match: Minoru Tanaka defeated Yusuke Kubo with the B”D”F (10:42).
4. Ryota Nakatsu, Koji Iwamoto & Fuminori Abe defeated Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino when Iwamoto pinned Yoshino with the Aloof Art (11:34).
5. Hardcore Match: Gunso defeated SAGAT with a Chair Attack (13:14).
6. Union MAX Title: FUMA (c) defeated Ryuichi Sekine with the Jawbreaker (17:56).
*V1 for FUMA.

FUMA was victorious in the main event but Ryuichi Sekine isn’t going to take it easily. Sekine yelled at FUMA after the match and swore that he will eventually win the Union MAX Title from him. The other members of Cavalry had to restrain Sekine and help him walk away from the ring. FUMA joked that his own hair was the same length as Phil Anselmo’s from his heyday in Pantera. He then proclaimed himself the “KING OF METAL WRESTLING”.

Gunso is quickly making a name for himself in BASARA. He defeated SAGAT in a Hardcore Match, even surviving a pre-match ambush from his opponent. His fighting style is called “Dub Wrestling” and music played as the two wrestlers battered each other with chairs. SAGAT was eventually worn down until Gunso finally threw a chair right at his face to keep him down long enough for the three count. Even then the two traded Heabutts with each other after the match.

Even though Koji Iwamoto is still a part of Cavalry, he entered the ring wearing an All Japan T-shirt. Today was his first appearance in BASARA since becoming affiliated with AJPW. Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino were described as looking like Japanese tourists in Paris. They wore sunglasses, backbacks and had selfie sticks. Kodaka had enough with the silliness and broke his stick but Yoshino then yelled he needed that for work! Kodaka proceeded to take his smartphone and use it as a weapon while Yoshino panicked over it getting damaged. Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto found Yoshino so annoying they turned on him. Even the referee Yuya Okada got a dig in when Yoshino wasn’t looking. They all joined in with Cavalry for a Train Attack on Yoshino then counted along to Iwamoto pinning him.

Yusuke Kubo had a special opponent today, it was Minoru Tanaka! The two had a back and forth match that Tanaka won with a Diving Double Stomp he calls the B”D”F.

Today’s wrestling trial was a fraud case that was fresh off the oven. Hagane came to Shin-Kiba 1st RING to be in the Fighting Musical MAKAI show. When that was over he decided to stay in the building for the BASARA show. By doing so he avoided paying the entry fee and was accused of fraud. Hagane said he normally introduces himself as Madoka and wrestles in BASARA anyway. Atsushi Maruyama admitted that Hagane is a nice name. Further questioning turned into advertising for MAKAI’s next show in Shinjuku FACE on 2nd March. The trial broke down and turned into a match where Hagane pinned both Matsuyama and Gouma Ryu with La Bufadora (Springboard Moonsault). Hagane was then declared innocent.

Shinya Ishida’s luggage was stolen before the show so he arrived at the building without his wrestling gear. Luckily for him Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi gave him spare American style wrestling tights that would temporarily transform Shinya Ishida into Trans-Am ★ Ishida. The new look was a confidence boost and the Double Trans-Ams won their match against Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi.


DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017” Results

February 19, 2017

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DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2017”, 19/02/2017
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,280 Fans – No Vacancy

0. King Of Dark Title: Nobuhiro Shimatani (c) defeated Gota Ihashi with a High Angle Cradle (5:01).
*Nobuhiro Shimatani passes D12. Gota Ihashi becomes the 19th King Of Dark Champion.
1. 3 Way 6-Man Tag Match: Soma Takao, Akito & Yasu Urano defeated Kouki Iwasaki, Mizuki Watase & Guanchulo and Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Akito pinned Watase with the Hanamasa (8:07).
2. Takagi-gun Vs Michael-gun Loser Exiled Overseas Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Saki Akai defeated Michael Nakazawa, Masahiro Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry when Hirata pinned Nakazawa with the One Shot Miracle Cradle (10:08).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 3 Way Match: Kotatsu (c) defeated Keisuke Ishii and Antonio Honda when Kotatsu pinned Honda with a Jumping Body Attack (9:01).
*V? for Kotatsu.
4. Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie when Takayama pinned Paulie with the Everest German Suplex (10:04).
5. Special Single Match: Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana Vs Danshoku “Bin Bin” Dino ended in a No Contest (9:23).
6. ROAD TO SSA COUNTDOWN Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo defeated Yukio Sakaguchi with the Sky Twister Press (12:39).
7. DDT Pre-20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & KUDO defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo when HARASHIMA pinned Takeshita with the Somato (20:54).

 

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We are now one month away from DDT’s 20th Anniversary show being held in Saitama Super Arena. The main event at Korakuen Hall was a special tag team bout containing the past, present and future of DDT. Generation rivals HARASHIMA & KUDO teamed together to defeat Konosuke Takeshita & Dick Togo. The victory was even sweeter for HARASHIMA because he pinned his Saitama opponent Takeshita to win the match. While Takeshita was still shaken by the Reverse Hurricanrana and Somato combo, he was still able to point at HARASHIMA while being taken away from the ring.

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Sanshiro Takagi then took centre stage and was joined by almost the entire DDT roster. Only Takeshita and the DAMNATION wrestlers were absent. Takagi asked the audience what day it is. They answered “Pro Wrestling Day”. Takagi said they were correct, the first international pro wrestling match in the original Sumo Hall took place on 19th February, 1954 when Rikidozan & Masahiko Kimura fought the Sharpe Brothers. On the same date 20 years ago Takagi was preparing DDT’s first ever show. Today, DDT is one month away from running at Saitama Super Arena. Takagi thanked the fans for their support throughout the years and is looking forward to seeing them in Saitama next month. HARASHIMA took over and said everyone in DDT is different but together they will succeed so DDT will celebrate a 30th anniversary, a 40th anniversary and a 50th anniversary!

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Tetsuya Endo got the jump on Yukio Sakaguchi with a German Suplex before their match began. Endo left the ring but a pissed off Sakaguchi dove over the ropes on top of him. Sakaguchi later countered the Torture Rack Bomb into a Sleeper Hold and held on until Endo backed him into the corner. Sakaguchi went back to the Sleeper Hold, even catching Endo with one after a Handspring. Endo fought to reach the ropes but didn’t move afterwards and Yukinori Matsui had to push Sakaguchi back just in case Endo was too hurt to continue. It turned out Endo was playing possum and he threw Matsui into Sakaguchi. Then he hit the unaware Sakaguchi with a Handspring Kneel Kick. Sakaguchi was too disoriented to defend himself and Endo won with the Torture Rack Facebuster followed by the Sky Twister Press.

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There was a meeting of two cultures when Colt Cabana faced Danshoku Dino. Since Cabana was using his “Boom Boom” nickname Dino decided to come up with his own, “Bin Bin” which is a Japanese slang for an erection. There were duelling chants of “Boom Boom” and “Bin Bin” as the two tangled. Cabana tried to copy Joey Ryan’s dick technique but this time Dino was able to overpower it. The match fell apart due to Dino’s shenanigans and the result was a No Contest. Dino continued trying to grab Dino after the match and then decided to strip naked. Other wrestlers had to run in and cover Dino’s modesty with whatever piece of clothing they could find. Dino didn’t care, this was all preparation for his match at Saitama Super Arena where he’ll be wrestling on a global stage. He’s not done with Cabana either and asked him to please come back. Cabana responded in Japanese. He loves wrestling, he loves DDT, he loves Korakuen Hall and he loves DDT UNIVERSE. But he doesn’t love Dino.

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Yoshihiro Takayama noticed that Shungo Oyama was sitting at the commentary table and invited him to the ring after his match. Oyama entered the ring and was willing to show respect but Takayama attacked him. Oyama ducked and put Takayama down with a Sleeper Hold.

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It is the table and it is still the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion! Kotatsu toughened out the combined powers of Keisuke Ishii and Antonio Honda to keep the title in a 3 Way Match. Honda wore Kotatsu over his back like a turtle shell and used it to block Ishii’s Kneel Kick. He then gave Ishii the Tombstone onto Kotatsu. But Honda was defeated when he swung Kotatsu at the ropes and it bounced back landing on top of him for the pin. Both Kazuki Hirata and Michael Nakazawa attacked Kotatsu after the match but then turned on each other. A double strike knocked both of them out and Kotatsu was left standing… because it’s a table…

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Michael Nakazawa was so used to the weather in Thailand that he was unprepared for the cold weather back in Japan. It affected his performance in a match where the loser would be deported from Japan. Nakazawa needed to be warm to do the Ultimate Venom Arm so one by one members of DDT staff offered their underwear to Nakazawa to form a Spirit Ball. Even his wife Keiko offered her red panties and held Kazuki Hirata in place for Nakazawa to strike. Unfortunately Hirata ducked and Nakazawa’s spirit ball of underwear landed on Keiko instead. Keiko was left stunned and she slapped Michael. That allowed Hirata to roll Michael up for the three count. Michael Nakazawa must now leave Japan. At least he still has his home in Thailand.

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Things are going well for Soma Takao now that he is part of Smile Squash. They won the 3 Way Trios Match and Akito called for a shot at the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions. However NωA also wants a title shot and although they lost the match, they weren’t beaten. The decision was made to do a 3 Way Match for the titles between Team DNA, Smile Squash and NωA at Saitama Super Arena.

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Nobuhiro Shimatani can see the light again and the King Of Dark Title has gone back home to its rightful owner. Gota Ihashi is now a 6 time champion. Shimatani can now compete at the DNA relaunch on 23rd February. He wants to team up with Daiki Shimomura to take on Guanchulo & Rekka.